Criminal Defense GLOSSARY
Glossary of Criminal Defense Terms
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En banc: "In the bench" or "full bench." Refers to court
sessions with the entire membership of a court participating rather
than the usual quorum. U.S. courts of appeals usually sit in panels
of three judges, but may expand to a larger number in certain cases.
They are then said to be sitting en banc.
Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in
documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury)
to decide the case for one side or the other.